Ok it started when I first got broadband. I signed up to www.supanet.com and I received a modem called Zoom ADSL something. It connected to the phoneline with an RJ11 cable and connected to the pc with a USB cable. It was not an always on broadband. I had to go to "Connect to" and connect it to the internet. I also had an icon in my taskbar that would show my connection.
So a year later I needed to get a new PC and I realised that this modem could only connect to one PC. So my friend told me I needed a ROUTER. I then popped down to my local PC shop and told them I needed a router. I bought a router called Sparkcom ADSL Modem Router. I was told that the setup was very simple. My new PC hadn't arrived yet but I decided to get the router ready anyway. I diconnected my Zoom ADSL modem and used this Sparkcom Router. I connected the Sparcom router to the phoneline with the RJ11 cable and then connected the router to my PC with my ethernet cable. My PC came up with a message saying that my Local Area Network is connected. However the taskbar that shows whether my connection to the internet came off since I had disconnected my Zoom modem. I guessed this meant I could connect to the internet. But when I tried to connect to the internet by clicking on "Connect to Zoom ADSL" I got a message saying that the modem was not connected. I noticed that it was trying to connect to the Zoom modem that wasn't connected. And for some reason the Sparkcom router was not showing up. I then tried to use the install CD to install the USB dirver but the CD wouldn't load it up for some reason.
I then decided to browse on the internet and I found out that Zoom had several routers for sale. Does my broadband connection only work with Zoom products? Should I just buy the Zoom modem and return the Spark Com router? Thanks in advance.